Issue:  Vol. 46 / No. 18 / 5 May 2016

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AIDS nonprofit again sues SF, Wiener

An AIDS nonprofit that's been trying to move a pharmacy in San Francisco's Castro neighborhood is again suing the city and gay Supervisor Scott Wiener, claiming discrimination. (read more)

SF judge candidates highlight their experience

Barred from taking stances on controversial issues as they vie for a judgeship, the three lawyers seeking a seat on the San Francisco Superior Court are instead highlighting their legal experiences. (read more)

SF woman denies threat, hate crime claims

A San Francisco woman has been accused of threatening to kill two drag performers outside a gay South of Market nightclub while wielding a knife and yelling anti-gay and anti-trans slurs. (read more)

New ad campaign targets casual LGBT young smokers

A new ad campaign launched this week aims to convince casual LGBT young adult smokers to give up tobacco for good. (read more)

Gay cop's harsh remarks released

A veteran gay San Francisco cop is being criticized for calling a deputy public defender a "bitch" and making derogatory comments about suspects. (read more)

New studies look at PrEP for trans people

The California HIV/AIDS Research Program has announced that it has funded three new demonstration projects – including two in the Bay Area – to learn more about PrEP for transgender women and men. (read more)

AIDS housing agency changes name

For the past 13 years, AIDS Housing Alliance/San Francisco has provided rental subsidies and help with back rent, among other services, for low-income people living with HIV/AIDS. (read more)

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More Arts

Fine Arts - In the footsteps of Grace Jones

Standing nearly six feet tall with the imperious bearing of an androgynous black Amazon, Grace Jones was bending gender identity for her own purposes and playing with extreme fashion and multiple personae before Lady Gaga got her groove and her meat dress on. (read more)

Film - Honoring
Patty Duke

Film-lovers were shocked by the unexpected passing of actress Patty Duke on March 29. (read more)

Dance - 'Onegin'
caps SF Ballet season

With Onegin, a three-act ballet choreographed in 1965 by the gay South African John Cranko, San Francisco Ballet brought their 2016 season to a sensational close. (read more)

Out There - Colorful museum encounters

Pressies from around the world and down the block toured the new San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) last week, set to open to the public on May 14. (read more)

Theatre - X marks
the theatrical stage

Even if you've never read Treasure Island, it probably feels like you did. (read more)

Theatre - Under
the grapevines

It doesn't take much to get the characters to sing in The Most Happy Fella. (read more)

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